Book — 1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Introduction : making diaspora in the shadow of empire and Jim Crow
Forging diaspora in the midst of empire : the Tuskegee-Cuba connection
Un dios, un fin, un destino : enacting diaspora in the Garvey movement
Blues and son from Harlem to Havana
Destination without humiliation : Black travel within the routes of discrimination.
Documenting diaspora among neighbors Cuba's geographic proximity to the United States and its centrality to U.S. imperial designs following the War of 1898 led to the creation of a unique relationship between Afro-descended populations in the two countries. In "Forging Diaspora", Frank Andre Guridy shows that the cross-national relationships nurtured by Afro-Cubans and black Americans helped to shape the political strategies of both groups as they attempted to overcome a shared history of oppression and enslavement. Drawing on archival sources in both countries, Guridy traces four encounters between Afro-Cubans and African Americans. These hidden histories of cultural interaction - of Cuban students attending Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute, the rise of Garveyism, the Havana-Harlem cultural connection during the Harlem Renaissance and Afro-Cubanism movement, and the creation of black travel networks during the Good Neighbor and early Cold War eras - illustrate the significance of cross-national linkages to the ways both Afro-descended populations negotiated the entangled processes of U.S. imperialism and racial discrimination. As a result of these relationships, argues Guridy, Afro-descended people in Cuba and the United States came to identify themselves as part of a transcultural African diaspora. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Producing place: Colonialism and governance in the early modern Caribbean
North Americans in Havana
Conclusion: Across the Atlantic and back.
This is one of the earliest and most important port cities in the New World, Havana quickly became a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. Beyond the Walled City tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed. Examining imperial efforts to police urban space from the late sixteenth century onward, Guadalupe Garcia shows how the production of urban space was explicitly centered on the politics of racial exclusion and social control. Connecting colonial governing practices to broader debates on urbanization, the regulation of public spaces, and the racial dislocation of urban populations, Beyond the Walled City points to the ways in which colonialism is inscribed on modern topographies. (source: Nielsen Book Data)